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Address: 1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT 05254
Phone Number: 802-362-1788
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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Skiing
Description: Historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln, only child of President and Mary...
Historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln, only child of President and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood. The estate has beautiful gardens, restored 1903 wooden Pullman palace car, goat farm and cheesemaking facility, walking trails and cross-country skiing in winter.
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I wonderful last minute tour of this well kept historic home! Beautiful gardens and friendly staff...

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I wonderful last minute tour of this well kept historic home! Beautiful gardens and friendly staff...

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Excellent grounds wonderful gift shop and great tour. Well worth visiting this historic site. Leave enough time to enjoy the well stocked gift shop

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NYC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

WE enjoyed seeing the historical landmark the house, gardens and Pullman car. We got there at 2:30 so there were no guided tours. I would have prefered a guided tour of the house to better appreciate this landmark. Go earlier if you can and get a guided tour of the house.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We totally enjoyed our visit as the Friends of Hildene have done a wonderful job restoring and maintaining this marvelous estate.If in the Manchester area it has to be on your must do list.

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White River Junction, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful historic landmark in Vermont - the gardens and the house and grounds are worth a tour and lengthy stroll. There are also really nice hiking trails all around the property. You should defiinitely plan to take picnic and enjoy the views and beauty.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Found out about this by picking up one of those tourist brochures you see in stands outside restaurant and in hotel lobbies. Where to start? Driving in on a long road past a farm and meadows is a beautiful opener. We got ourselves a AAA discount ($2 off apiece, making the price $16 each) and proceeded to watch two orientation... More 

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De Kalb Junction
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful place to visit . Besides the beautiful home, you can tour the gardens, the goat fArm and the restored Pullman car. If you love history, architecture and nature, you must visit Hildene.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I've been to Hildene many times but now that there are walking trails in the lower meadow it's added another dimension to the experience. Traversing the wetlands on the floating boardwalk is quite spectacular for anyone, whether you're a nature lover or birdwatcher. If you're not up to the walk down to the meadow, there's a wagon ride that departs... More 

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Rutland, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This place was just spectacular. It's pretty much a self guided tour with lots to look at. They have tram cars to take you from place to place if you don't feel like walking the whole grounds. This is a MUST SEE!!!

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Harwich, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

What a fabulous day we spent at Hildene! We opted for the guided tour of the house and it was worth the extra $$. Our docent brought the house and family that lived there to life. Very knowledgeable and able to answer most questions. The house is lovely, but the grounds and gardens are spectacular! We also took the wagon... More 

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